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RiffTrax Time Chasers

RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers, at the Regal Santa Cruz 9

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RiffTrax Live 2016: Time Chasers! MST3K Reunion! RiffTrax Live is a shared comedy experience where Mike, Kevin and Bill "riff" a film LIVE onstage and it is broadcast LIVE via satellite feed to hundreds of movie theaters coast to coast. Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a hilarious new take on the original cut of this MST fan-favorite subject Thursday, May 5th (with an encore broadcast Tuesday, May 17th.

Blue Lagoonies

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

May 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go to StandUpSantaCruz.com


Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

May 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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All ages are welcome to come sign up with teams of 2 – 6 people starting at 8:30pm. Trivia starts at 9pm and consists of 4 rounds eachs. Check out our Facebook page for current week's Theme Round and various local sponsors and prizes.

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Free First Friday at the MAH

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 10 hour(s) with no end date

11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music, and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. Every First Friday is different, so visit the MAH web site for details, or simply show up and be pleasantly surprised.  


First Friday Santa Cruz

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every First Friday is a First Friday Art Walk Downtown!  Details and participating locations  HERE.

Hidden Peak Robin Mills

Maple Harp with Robin Mills, at Hidden Peak Tea House

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Robin Mills at Hidden Peak as she weaves the intricate sounds of the harp into delightful moments to enjoy your tea and the company of friends. As Robin says of her playing "My improvisational music is informed by traditional sounds and rhythms from around the world. My weaving is an on-bias method thought to come from the middle ages. The connection between these two art forms is in the use of color, texture, and patterns that can be…

comicopolis free comic book day

Free Comic Book Day at Comicopolis

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Stop in during store hours for your free comic books! Plus - Store wide 15%* off sale for the event!

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Free Comic Book Day at Atlantis Fantasyworld

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Choose from an assortment of select FREE Comics ALL DAY! Featuring Special Guest: Scott Shaw! Cartoonist Scott Shaw!, known for his work on Scooby-Doo, the Flintstones, The Jetsons and The Simpsons, will sign the Archie #1 cover that he illustrated for Atlantis Fantasyworld!


Free Flat Fixing Class at Spokesman Bicycles

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Learn to fix a flat like a pro! Taught by veteran flat fixer, Wade Hall.This class is offered the first Saturday of every month at 10am. Sign up for the free class HERE

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Downtown Santa Cruz 1st Saturday Busker Fest

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 7, 2016

The 1st Saturday of each month, from 2-5pm, outdoors in Downtown Santa Cruz!   Enjoy your (and our) favorite street performers in this 1st Saturday Busker Fest series. Want to be part of the fest? Visit DowntownSantaCruz.com/busker for submission information.

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Lesbian Happy Hour at Tampico Lounge

May 7 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lesbian Happy Hour at Tampico Lounge, Saturdays, 3:30 -6:30 pm


Vive Oaxaca Calenda/Parade & Fiesta in Abbott Square

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday May  7, 4:00-7:00 pm Everyone is invited to preview the Guelaguetza with the CALENDA – a parade and party. The Calenda is a traditional procession that occurs the week before the Guelaguetza festival. The sidewalk parade with musicians, dancers, mojigangas (large puppets) starts at 4:00 pm at Branciforte Small Schools, 840 N. Branciforte Avenue at Water Street, Santa Cruz. The procession stops briefly at the Town Clock and then heads down Pacific Avenue, ending at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art &…

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Beggar Kings at the Kuumbwa Jazz

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Beggar Kings are a group of top local musicians banded together to recreate music from the “Golden age of Rolling Stones records”. Sharing the production and promoting team, and several members of The White Album Ensemble, who’ve done this with Beatles music to great success for 13 years. In their first year, the 4 concerts they have done have been wildly popular, and Stones fans were “sold”. While the Stones are “The Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, they also created a bumper crop of beautiful…

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Santa Cruz Symphony: Ode To Joy, at the Civic Auditorium

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which includes the Choral, "Ode to Joy," contains no less than one of Mankind's supreme epiphanies of love and goodwill, yet it is the journey toward this utopian summit that makes this Symphony conceivably the greatest of all. Contemporary Composer-Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen's, "NYX" spins an intoxicating web of associative colors and textures, while describing a proto-god of Greek Mythology. This concert features vocal soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, as well as the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus under the…


Downtown Antique Fair

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Come and find your collectibles and treasures at this monthly outdoor antique fair, held the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. For information on sellers or selling, call 476-6940.

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Bay Area Flamenco presents: Fiesta Flamenca de Cante Gitano at the Kuumbwa Jazz

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Perico el Pañero and his brother José el Pañero are often described as being “from another planet” and most definitely “from another time,” but they are actually young singers in their 30s from the Andalusian port city of Algeciras – birthplace of guitarist Paco de Lucia. Their singing and dancing embody a deep ancestral memory passed down through the generations in a language of gestures and melisma. They take us back to a time when the Gypsy cantes were enmeshed…


Mac Barnett, Rules of the House , at Bookshop Santa Cruz

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookshop is thrilled to welcome back an all-time favorite Children’s author who makes us laugh until our faces hurt every time we see him! Mac Barnett returns with his newest picture book, gorgeously illustrated by Matthew Myers, perfect to read aloud. Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time—especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all,…

SC poetry church

Monday Night Poetry Mic at the Santa Cruz Food Lounge

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every Monday join the Poetry Church, gathering at the Food Lounge. 4:00pm - Free Writing Workshop 5:30pm - Open Mic List goes out 6:00pm - Poetry Begins! 7:15pm - This Week's Featured Poet  

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Bill Charlap Trio at the Kuumbwa Jazz

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pianist Bill Charlap is a master of the piano trio format. From American Songbook classics to obscure bebop tunes, his sense of phrasing and harmonic intuition keeps the music percolating at all times. The Bill Charlap Trio was formed in 1997 with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. Almost immediately they drew raves from jazz fans and music critics, alike. The two Washington’s are not related but perform as if they were born to play together. Charlap signed with…

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So Hideous, with Bosse-de-Nage, in the Catalyst Atrium

May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

So Hideous...formed in 2008 with the intention to make soundtracks for films that have yet to exist. Throat searing chamber music. An orchestra of guitars, bass, drum and boss pedals. Fusing elements of ambient, post rock, hardcore, black metal and neo-classical to craft a wholly unique, intense experience. To help achieve an immense and ornate sound the collective augments their studio recordings with the expanded instrumentation of strings, pianos and vocalists. "Last year, San Francisco's Bosse-de-Nage released one of my…


Downtown Tuesday

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout Downtown.

Red Restaurant trivia

Trivia Night: Geeks Who Drink, at Red Restaurant and Bar

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tuesdays at 8:00pm Red Restaurant and Lounge 200 Locust St. Santa Cruz For more info: www.geekswhodrink.com


Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

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PreSchool Storytime at Bookshop Santa Cruz

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or pre-school age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! Every Wednesday morning 10-11am


Santa Cruz Farmers Market

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

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Magickal Movies Wednesday, at Academy of Arcana

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays at 7:00pm we view a film and discuss its import as magickal lore. The film is free, so your generous donation at the snack bar supports this evening of visual imaginings and intelligent review. Wed, Jan. 20: The Princess Bride Wed, Jan. 27: The Dark Crystal Wed, Feb. 3: Legend Wed, Feb. 10: Stardust Wed, Feb. 17: The Neverending Story      

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Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.


Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Wednesday at 8pm. Put a team together! The only quiz where drinking is encouraged.  

Bike to Work May 2016

Bike to Work & School Day

May 12 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

Ecology Action is excited to bring you 13 free breakfast sites across the County for Bike to Work Day! Visit our Breakfast Site page for all the juicy details on locations and partners. Each site features various activities, food vendors, giveaways, and more! In addition, there are over 45+ school sites participating in Bike/Walk to School day today! DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ Pacific Avenue between Water St and Locust St (Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Seaside Company) Free breakfast Free additional…

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